Ronaldo introduced himself to De Ligt as ‘agent Ronaldo’ on first day

Matthijs de Ligt has opened up about his first encounter with new teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

Now that his future has been resolved, De Ligt looks to have forged an immediate bond with Ronaldo. The pair were seen chatting after the Nations League final with fans speculating that the Portuguese international was trying to convince De Ligt to join Juventus.

The teenager said: “Everyone helps me and provides a nice welcome. Cristiano Ronaldo briefly recalled our argument after the Nations League final in June. ‘Agent Ronaldo,’ he joked about himself.”

De Ligt admitted the chance to play alongside greatness such as Ronaldo was too good to pass up, the pair are part of a very promising looking squad who could be a force to be reckoned with this season.